Walk in the woods

The forest has always been a big part of my life. I grew up on a farm in Oregon with lots of big trees, and have spent most of my adult life enjoying hikes in the woods from the Cascades to the Coast Range. On the central coast of Oregon, forests include Sitka spruce, Western …

Makers

Lately I have noticed a lot of use of the word “maker.” Whether it’s the trend in tinkering that has brought about maker-fairs, or the oppositional politics of our times discussing makers vs. takers… the word seems to have surfaced. This got me to thinking about being a maker. Putting aside these other meanings, I …

Dinner and a Movie

Last night I was happy to take part in the weekly “Dinner and a Movie” series at the lovely cafe in Lincoln Beach (south of Lincoln City) that shows some of my mosaic artwork.  In keeping with their French-creperie theme, the movie shown was “Jean de Florette,” a classic loaded with great characters and Provencal …